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Turin, Italy

Medieval Village

A fake medieval village in the middle of Turin. 

The Medieval Village in Turin, placed in Valentino Park, is a faithful replica of a 15th Century Piedmontese Village.

It was built in 1882-84 thanks to an idea of Alfredo D’Andrade, the Portuguese and medievalist eclectic architect and restorer of many castles and abbeys in Piedmont, follower of Viollet-le-Duc and also teacher of Gino Coppedé.

Nothing was invented at all: everything was designed taking as a model the best known buildings in Piedmont and in Valle d’Aosta.

The complex includes a village with porticoed houses, narrow streets and lively artisan shops, many-towered houses, drawbridge and the Castle.

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